The national influenza surveillance system of Korea

Won Suk Choi

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    Influenza is a very important respiratory infectious disease that causes seasonal epidemics and pandemics. A well-organized surveillance system is necessary to monitor and respond effectively to the epidemiologic features of influenza. Korea currently operates a national influenza surveillance system based on the clinical sentinel surveillance system, laboratory sentinel surveillance system, and hospitalization and mortality surveillance system. However, there is a need for a better national surveillance system due to a demand for various pieces of information related to influenza. This article discusses the general aspects of influenza surveillance systems and the future direction of the national influenza surveillance system of Korea.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)98-106
    Number of pages9
    JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    Copyright © 2019 by The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases and Korean Society for Antimicrobial Therapy.


    • Human
    • Influenza
    • Korea
    • Population surveillance
    • Sentinel surveillance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pharmacology (medical)


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